Why is the way we cope with stress and traumas across cultures important for the next generations? Interview with prof. Jadwiga Jośko-Ochojska

Polish version of the interview here It is my great pleasure to talk to a medicine professor, neurophysiologist, expert in stress, and above all my mentor, and much more importantly, my mom, Jadwiga Jośko-Ochojska about the newest research on epigenetics in the context of globalization and intercultural communication. Especially in […]

How can fashion influence expression of cultural identity? Interview with Meryem Ghalib

I am very happy to host Meryem Ghalib from Casablanca.  Meryem is a fashion designer who believes in the transformational power of fashion and its influence on the expression of cultural identity. Joanna: Our “passion for fashion”, and above all, our interest in its cultural aspects united us immediately when we […]

Why do we need more storylistening & storytelling for social justice? – Interview with Kelli McLoud-Shingen

Many cordial thanks to Brett Parry for recording our interview and to Melina Garibyan for hands-on hints on how to edit the movie. As it is my first trial, it is far from being perfect and I am thankful for any comments and improvement ideas. When I met Kelli McLoud-Shingen […]

How to cope with stereotypes as a female pilot & enjoy feeling home around the world? Interview with Katja Jakob

Working as a pilot in a man dominated profession is challenging and rewarding at the same time. As long as we see only one side of the story, young women would rather choose jobs as flight attendants or members of the airlines on the ground. The dominant narrative has discouraged […]

What can female leaders learn from stories across cultures? Interview with Kholood Alzaidi

Kholood Alzaidi in twenty-three first years of her life left her hometown, Kut, one hundred miles south of Baghdad only once. Back then she set on a day trip to the capital city accompanied by her father. He played an important role in her life and inspired her to study […]

Im Labyrinth des Lebens in unterschiedlichen Kulturen, Interview mit Tina Zickler


How can stories be told with dancing and how can it help to deal with culture stress? Interview with Divya Amarnath


What can we learn from Simorgh about participatory leadership? Interview with Pari Namazie


What are the colors of your cultures? Interview with an actress Lisa Liang


January 2018 Sea of stories online

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